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Sony KDL55BX520 55-Inch Bravia BX520-Series LCD HDTV

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #12 in LCD HDTV


Pros: Picture quality is superb

Cons: Not a smart tv, only 2 HDMI & not ARC to send audio back to your AV through hdmi

This is a great TV if u are looking for picture quality and that's all. I have Xbox/ps3/Wii/apple tv/bluray all with smart features so not having smarts in the tv is fine. After calibration the picture quality is superb at a good price. The cons are that it only has 2 hdmi and for audio u need to use the optical out to your AV. I got a monoprice 4x1 hdmi switcher which works great and I don't mind using optical out for audio out. Design is very nice, features there are none really, performance/color accuracy/black levels/value areal great!

If u are looking for great picture quality and not features this tv deserves a look.

My calibration;

Custom Picture Mode
Backlight: 2
Picture: 99
Brightness: 51
Color: 47 (lower than I remember it)
Hue: R1
Color Temp: Neutral
Sharpness: Min
Noise Reduction: Off
MPG Noise Reduction: Off
MotionFlow: Off
Cinemotion: Off

Advanced Settings
Advanced Contrast Enhancer: Off
Black Corrector: Off
Gamma: 0
Clear White: Off
Live Color: Off

White Balance
RGain: -25
GGain: -15
BGain: -24
RBias: 0
GBias: 0
BBias: 0 (I set this last three to zero for no apparent reason).

Picture Size: Full Pixel
Power Save: Off
Ambient Light Sensor: Off

Product Specifications

Convenience Features

Auto Shut-off : Yes
BRAVIA® Sync™ : Yes
Channel Block (with password) : Analog & Digital
Channel Jump : Yes
Channel Surf : Yes
Control for HDMI™ (HDMI™ CEC) : Yes
Edit Channel Labels : Yes
Favorites (Simple UI) : Yes
Info Banner : Yes
Input Skip : Manual
Label Inputs : Yes
Multiple Language Display : English, French, Spanish
On-Screen Display for External Input : Yes
PIP (Picture in Picture) : Yes
Parental Control : Yes
Picture Adjustments Lock : Yes
Picture Frame Mode : Yes
Scene Select : Photo, Music, Cinema, Game, Graphics, Sports, General
Show/Hide Channels : Yes
Sleep Timer : Yes
Twin Picture : PIP
USB Play : Yes

Energy Saving & Efficiency

Backlight Off Mode : Yes
Dynamic Backlight Control : Yes

Measurements (Approx.)

Package Carton (W x H x D) : 55 5/8 x 9 x 34 7/8" (1412 x 228 x 884 mm)
TV only (W x H x D) : 52 5/8 x 31 3/8 x 4 1/8" (1334 x 795 x 102 mm)
TV with Stand (W x H x D) : 52 5/8 x 32 3/4 x 13 7/8" (1334 x 829 x 350 mm)
Sensing Features

LightSensor™ Technology : Yes


Video Signal : 1080/24p (HDMI™ only), 1080/60i, 1080/60p (HDMI™ / Component), 720/60p, 480/60i, 480/60p
Weights and Measurements

Dimensions (Approx.) : 52 5/8 x 31 3/8 x 4 1/8" (1334 x 795 x 102 mm) without stand; 52 5/8 x 32 3/4 x 13 7/8" (1334 x 829 x 350 mm) with stand
Packaging (Approx.) : 55 5/8 x 9 x 34 7/8" (1412 x 228 x 884 mm); 83.8 lbs (38.0 Kg)
Weight (Approx.) : 62.8 lb. (28.5 Kg) without stand; 71.6 lbs (32.5 Kg) with stand


Audio Power Output : 20W (10W x 2)
Speaker Configuration : 2
Speaker Position : Rear Facing


Aspect Ratio : 16:9
Display Resolution : Full HD 1080 (1920x1080)
Panel Frequency : 120Hz
Screen Size (cm) : 138.78cm
Screen Size (measured diagonally) : 55"(54.64")
Viewing Angle (Right/Left) : 178
Viewing Angle (Up/Down) : 178

General Features

Closed Captions (CC) : Analog, Digital
Demo Mode : Yes
Finish (Surface Color) : Black
Hotel Mode Menu : Yes
Start Up Sony Logo Display : Yes


Power Consumption (in Operation) max. : 285W
Power Consumption (in Standby) : 0.4W
Power Requirements (frequency) : 60Hz for UL,cUL,NOM
Power Requirements (voltage) : AC 120V for UL,cUL,NOM

Video Features

24p True Cinema™ Technology : Yes
3D Comb Filter : Yes
4:3 Default : Yes
Advanced Contrast Enhancer (ACE) : Yes
Auto Wide : Yes
CineMotion® Reverse 3:2 Pulldown Technology : Yes
Digital Noise Reduction : Yes
Live Color™ Technology : Yes
MPEG Noise Reduction : Yes
Motionflow™ Technology : 120Hz
Picture Mode : Vivid, Standard, Custom, Cinema, Photo, Sports, Game-Standard, Game-Original, Graphics
Wide Mode : Full, Normal, Wide Zoom, Zoom, Normal/Full1/Full2 for PC

Audio Features

5.1 Channel Audio Out : Yes
5.1ch Through Out (Handycam) : Yes
Alternate Audio (Digital) : Yes
Audio Out : Fixed
Auto Mute (on no signal) : Yes
Auto SAP : Yes
Dolby® : Dolby® Digital
Invisible Speaker : Yes
Sound Mode : Dynamic, Standard, Clear Voice, Custom
SteadySound® Automatic Volume Control : Yes
Stereo System : MTS
Surround Effect : Cinema, Sports, Music, Game

Display Features

Backlight Type : CCFL
Display Device : LCD

Inputs and Outputs

AC Power Input : 1 (Rear)
Analog Audio Input(s) (Total) : 3 (1 Side/ 2 Rear)
Audio Out : 1 (Rear)
Component Video (Y/Pb/Pr) Input(s) : 1 (Rear-Hybrid)
Composite Video Input(s) : 1 (Side) 1 (Rear-Hybrid)
Digital Audio Output(s) : 1 (Rear)
HDMI™ Connection(s) (Total) : 2 (Rear)
HDMI™ PC Input : Yes
PC In (D-Sub) + Audio In (Stereo Mini) : D-Sub 1 (Rear), Mini 1 (Rear)
RF Connection Input(s) : 1 (Rear)
USB 2.0 : 1 (Side)

Regulation and Standards Compliance

VESA® Hole Pitch : 400 x 300 mm TV System
Channel Coverage : VHF: 2-13 UHF: 14-69 CATV: 1-135
Color System : NTSC 3.58
Number of Tuners (Analog) : 1 (Hybrid)
Number of Tuners (Digital) : 1 (Hybrid)
TV System (Analog) : M
TV System (Digital) : ATSC
Tuner (Cable) : Clear QAM
Tuner (Terrestrial) : ATSC

Weights (Approx.)

Gross (Package Carton) : 83.8 lb. (38.0 Kg)
TV only : 62.8 lb. (28.5 Kg)
TV with Stand : 71.6 lbs (32.5 Kg)
In the Box
Table Top Stand (separate, assembly required)
Remote Control (RM-YD065)
AC Power Cord (attached)
Sony KDL55BX520 55-Inch Bravia BX520-Series LCD HDTV

Bring home brilliant Full HD 1080p Sony picture quality with incredible contrast and sharp, vibrant images on the Sony BX520-Series HDTV. Smooth motion performance supports crisp, fluid motion during fast-action scenes. Plus enjoy the best possible viewing experience with a built-in sensor that automatically adjusts the screen's brightness based on your room’s lighting.

FeatureBrilliant Full High Definition (1080p) picture quality Smooth motion with MotionFlow 120 Technology Share photos using the USB Input
Item Height31 inches
Item Length4 inches
Item Width52 inches
Package Height9 inches
Package Length55.75 inches
Package Weight81.25 pounds
Package Width34.8 inches
ProductGroupHome Theater
TitleSony KDL55BX520 55-Inch Bravia BX520-Series LCD HDTV
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Item Weight63 pounds
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